About Us

NeuroHope is a 501(c) 3 charitable organization that strives to make longer-term, affordable access to cutting-edge rehabilitation in Indiana a reality.


We provide individualized physical therapy and wellness programs, specialized for people living with and recovering from spinal cord injury, brain injury, and stroke.


NeuroHope was the recipient of the 2015 Care Innovation Award from the Foundation for Complex Healthcare Solutions, a 2016 Healthcare Heroes award from the Indianapolis Business Journal, and received expansion support from the Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Fund from the Indiana Department of Health.


NeuroHope currently staffs Physical Therapists that specialize in neurologic recovery and Rehabilitative Exercise Specialists that are devoted to bettering the lives of individuals living with spinal cord injury, brain injury or stroke. NeuroHope works in collaboration with the University of Indianapolis Krannert School of Physical Therapy.

Our services focus on Activity-Based Therapy and exercise. These interventions concentrate on activating the neuromuscular system below the injury level, and focus on weaknesses and recovery.


The injured and their families find themselves in an ICU confronted with a reality that they never dreamed could happen. As they move to a rehabilitation hospital, begin physical therapy, and eventually are discharged the shock wears off, but the need for help continues as recovery evolves and new complications arise.

NeuroHope strives to make long-term access to cutting-edge rehabilitation in Indiana a reality.

The NeuroHope mission extends beyond rehab. We are devoted to better the lives of those already living with paralysis by offering specialized, activity based wellness programs.


NeuroHope: Extended Rehabilitation After Spinal Cord Injury

  • Recovery from neurologic injury is incredibly slow.

    Even the most incomplete SCI may take months or years of rehabilitation.

  • Insurance does not provide a continuum of care.

    The injured are often discharged from rehabilitation hospitals weeks after injury, during the critical time they need therapy the most.

  • Outpatient visits are few and far between.

    Recovery requires regular, repetitive access to therapy in order to promote neuroplasticity (the nervous system’s attempt to re-wire after injury).  The limited number of outpatient therapy visits provided by insurance are insufficient.

  • Disabled individuals living with paralysis in Indiana are deprived of the resources they need for health and well-being

    (to improve circulation, muscle and bone density, pressure sores, and more).

Our vision provides the resources to maximize recovery for the recently injured, and offers specialized wellness programs for those already living with paralysis so they can lead active and healthy lives.

Latest News

Epidural Stimulation Study Allows Three More Paralyzed People to Take Steps

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Chris Leeuw Awarded "Rosenbaum Friend of Physical Therapy" from INAPTA

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"Swing Fore Hope" Golf Scramble - September 24th!

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NeuroHope Wins $5,000 as an Impact 100 Finalist!

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NeuroHope's Speech at Indiana Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Conference

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NeuroHope: 2018 Brackets For Good Champions!

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Open House Thanks! and 'Brackets For Good' Tip-off!

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NeuroHope Open House: Friday, February 23!

Save the date!! The NeuroHope Open House is Friday February…

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